The Shepherds went their hasty way

The shepherds went their hasty way

Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 The shepherds went their hasty way,
And found the lowly stable shed
Where the virgin mother lay:
Now they checked their eager tread,
For to the Babe that to her clung,
A mother’s song the virgin sung.

2 They told her how a glorious light,
Far streaming from a heavenly throng.
Round them shone, suspending night!
While more sweet than mother’s song,
Blest angels hailed the Savior’s birth;
Glory to God, and peace on earth.

3 She listened to the tale divine,
And closer still the Babe she pressed;
While she cried, "The Babe is mine!"
Mother love o’erflowed her breast:
Joy rose within her, like summer’s morn;
Peace, peace on earth; its Prince is born.

4 "Then," cried she, "is my soul elate,
That strife should vanish, battle cease;
Poor am I, of low estate,
Mother of the Prince of Peace.
Joy rises in me like summer’s morn";
Peace, peace on earth; its Prince is born.



Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12369

Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, was born at St. Mary Ottery, Devonshire, 1772, educated at Christ's Hospital, London, and Jesus College, Cambridge, and died in 1834. His Child's Prayer at Evening, "Ere on my bed my limbs I lay," in Martineau's Hymns, 1840 and 1873, is dated 1808. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: The shepherds went their hasty way
Title: The Shepherds went their hasty way
Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #12369
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